[ Urban design + master planning ]
Archipelago was commissioned by Brisbane City Council Urban Renewal to undertake a public realm concept design for Fish Lane in South Brisbane. Archipelago developed a master plan approach based on a well-structured site analysis and a stakeholder workshop to inform the design response. Individual strategies that dealt with the observed conditions combined under a unifying concept of the ‘Laneway of Lost Things’; referencing the work Australia’s award winning children’s book author and illustrator, Shaun Tan.
A more detailed concept design was developed for the first part of Fish Lane—Fish 1. Fish 1 has a chance to be two things for the city—it can be typically activated and occupied as a narrow street where pedestrians have supplanted cars with a chic café, cute button shop or the best-kept secret patisserie … but it can also unfold itself, reprogramme its space and become a large urban event—a market, a rock concert, a festival, or an outdoor gallery.
Brisbane City Council. South Brisbane, Queensland.